Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Move! at NK Gallery
Welcome back from a summer hiatus.
I managed to have about half of the studio work days I planned, but that just happens sometimes. Summer in New England is very short and most people here try to maximize their experience of summer. At NK Gallery we held a beautiful exhibit of Al Jaeger's ceramic "Placescapes" for June and July, then closed in August, taking time for some summer experiences.
We just opened (September 1) a visually energetic exhibition called "Move!" at NK Gallery. The artists featured are Jeffrey Heyne and Rufus Butler Seder. Their images pay homage and play with, in different ways, to Eadweard Muybridge's photographic movement studies. Jeffrey Heyne was inspired by flip books of Muybridge's images, and his manipulations bring the frozen images back to movement, then freezes them again in a visually seductive resin surface. Rufus Butler Seder has developed a lenticular form of glass tile he calls Lifetiles, and at his studio creates all the many stages to build both small and very large murals of moving images - one of the ones at NK Gallery evokes the Muybridge Galloping Horse.
The was a great piece about the show in the Boston Globe today by Cate McQuaid, and another acknowledgment by Thomas Gagnon in the South End News, take a moment to check them out.
I hope you have a chance to visit the exhibition - and it would be a great festive Fall weekend to visit at the end of the month - when the Boston South End Open Studios event happens!
(Images from left going clockwise: Rufus Butler Seder "Figure Descending a Staircase", Lifetiles, 4'w x 6'h, 2009; Jeffrey Heyne "Muybridge Boxers No. 10+1", 2009 & "Muybridge Boxers No. 9+7", 2010, both digital print and polyester resin on Dibond panels)